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OPRS & IRB January 2023 Updates

Click below to access the January 2023 OPRS & IRB Scene, a monthly newsletter of updates, tips and more.  Click here

OPRS & IRB December 2022 Updates

Click below to access the December 2022 OPRS & IRB Scene, a monthly newsletter of updates, tips and more.  Click here

OPRS & IRB November 2022 Updates

Click below to access the November 2022 OPRS & IRB Scene, a monthly newsletter of updates, tips and more.  Click here

Important Update

The OPRS and IRB offices will be closed during USC’s Winter Recess from Monday, December 19, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023. We will also

OPRS & IRB October 2022 Updates

Click below to access the October 2022 OPRS & IRB Scene, a monthly newsletter of updates, tips and more.  Click here

Guide to Sponsored Research

The newly revised Guide to Sponsored Research at USC is now available! The guide is a reference tool that highlights USC policies and procedures related

OPRS & IRB August 2022 Updates

Click below to access the August 2022 OPRS & IRB Scene, a monthly newsletter of updates, tips and more.  Click here

Electronic Consent (eConsent)

In general, consent may be obtained electronically using DocuSign or REDCap. You may obtain HIPAA authorization electronically using DocuSign or REDCap for all studies, irrespective

New Required Research HIPAA Course

USC researchers and staff who use or access protected health information will be required to complete the Research HIPAA course offered online through CITI when

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

The SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) is engaging in multiple initiatives and efforts relating to the COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles county.

iStar Update on Protocol Use

As a part of our ongoing effort to increase efficiency, the quality of study protocol submissions, and to reduce review wait times, on December 4th

USC OPRS/IRB Memo – IRB Wait Time Update

Dear Colleagues, In an effort to ensure clear communication between OPRS/IRB and our research community, our goal is to keep you apprised of conditions affecting

SARS-CoV-2 Research Safety Training

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety is offering a SARS-CoV-2 Research Safety Training to researchers for a limited time. Topics SARS-CoV-2 Characteristics Biocontainment Requirements